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La Bayadère DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2018

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  • Natalia Makarova's acclaimed production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Featuring opulent sets by Pier Luigi Samaritani and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, it stars Marianela Nuñez as the Bayadère (temple dancer) Nikiya, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor, and Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti, whose alluring presence challenges Solor’s love for Nikiya.
    The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act II is one of the ballet's highlights, in which a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage demonstrates the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa's choreography. The ballet also contains roles of very different styles for two ballerinas in Nikiya and Gamzatti, a spectacular virtuoso solo for the Bronze Idol (Alexander Campbell), and stunning pas de deux for Solor with both Nikiya and Gamzatti.

    Composer: Ludwig Minkus
    Nikiya: Marianela Nuñez
    Solor: Vadim Muntagirov
    Gamzatti: Natalia Osipova
    The High Brahmin: Gary Avis
    Rajah: Christopher Saunders
    The Bronze Idol: Alexander Campbell
    Artists of The Royal Ballet 

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Boris Gruzin
    Choreography: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa
    Set Designs: Pier Luigi Samaritani
    Costume Designs: Yolanda Sonabend

    Plus: Introduction to La Bayadère; Dancing ‘The Kingdom of Shades’; Cast Gallery

  • Picture: 16:9
    Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: 0 (worldwide) 
    Duration: 137 mins
    Subtitles (extra features only): EN, FR, DE, JP, KO